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December 10, 2006

More on Denial

 In several recent posts, I've alluded to the phenomenon of denial as a key factor in sustaining an irrational drug policy in the face of convincing evidence that it's unscientific, unjust, and unworkable. That such denial is also a universal human characteristic seems particularly obvious from the difficulty everyone is having in confronting the failure of our effort in Iraq. Another painful example is our Supreme Court's approach to global warming: the same justices who regarded an unsubstantiated drug problem as requuiring unprecedented intrusion into the privacy of school children don't seem able to develop enough concern to believe that a broad scientific concensus relating CO2 levels to rapidly changing global temperatures might actually justify new environmental legislation.

Doctor Tom

Posted by tjeffo at December 10, 2006 08:58 PM